Feature #2832

Improve interface for (not) auto-linking profile fields

Added by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

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BuddyPress automatically auto-links certain things in one's profile fields. In practice, this means that (a) very short entries (like "English") get linked, and (b) items that look like they're part of a list ("I like <grapes>, <bananas>, <ice cream>"). The purpose of this feature is to promote serendipitous discovery of people with shared interests. We also have a custom feature on the Commons that lets people override the default auto-links by putting words/phrases in [square brackets].

A user has expressed that this auto-linking is confusing. It's possible to disable it by putting '[]' in the field (overriding the default links without actually adding any of your own), but this is not transparent. The current ticket is to discuss ways to improve this experience, either by changing the feature or by improving the documentation.

Chris, I'm tentatively assigning to you to get your thoughts.

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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Bug #5827: Academic Interests square bracket links not workingAssigned2016-07-23


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges about 7 years ago

  • Category name set to Public Portfolio

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges about 5 years ago

  • Related to Bug #5827: Academic Interests square bracket links not working added

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